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Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History: Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History
     

Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History: Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History

by Elliot R. Wolfson (Editor), Lawrence H. Schiffman (Editor), David Engel (Editor)
 

For more than four decades Robert Chazan has been a copious source of original insights into the history and culture of medieval European Jewry, challenging conventional wisdom with profound erudition and sober analysis. In this volume, thirteen leading Judaicists and medievalists engage subjects that have been of particular concern to Professor Chazan during his

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For more than four decades Robert Chazan has been a copious source of original insights into the history and culture of medieval European Jewry, challenging conventional wisdom with profound erudition and sober analysis. In this volume, thirteen leading Judaicists and medievalists engage subjects that have been of particular concern to Professor Chazan during his distinguished career: the history of the Jewish communities in Western Christendom during the Middle Ages, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of the experience of medieval Jewry. Taken together they offer a comprehensive portrait of the state of the field of medieval Jewish studies.

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"This book is highly recommended for any research collection on Jewish history."

James P. Rosenbloom, Judaica Librarian, Brandeis University, AJL Reviews September/October 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004222335
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Series:
Supplements to The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Series , #15
Edition description:
x, 332pp.
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of six books, including, most recently, Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust (Stanford, 2010).
Lawrence H. Schiffman is the Ethel and Irving A. Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Among his books are Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls (1994), From Text to Tradition (1989), and Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1983).
Elliot R. Wolfson is the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in New York University. He has published extensively on Jewish philosophy and mysticism, including Through the Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (1994), Language, Eros, and Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and the Poetic Imagination (2005), Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menahem Mendel Schneerson (2009), and, most recently, A Dream Interpreted within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination (2011).

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